September—what a fantastic time of the year! A long Labor Day weekend, the beginning of fall and whiskey lovers’ favorite: National Bourbon Heritage Month! Now, this isn’t just an excuse to “appreciate” bourbon more than usual. It’s a reason to celebrate the craft and recognize the humble history all while savoring America’s native spirit. Whatever the case, wherever the glass, there is no better time to thoroughly enjoy bourbon.
True to form, our marvelous mixologists have provided an excellent cocktail recipe that’ll buck your Bourbon Heritage Month up a few notches. The Horse’s Neck, named after its long spiral of lemon peel garnish, is perfect for your on premise whiskey lover, or to share with your at-home spirit sippers. This classic cocktail was first created in the late 1800s as a nonalcoholic ginger ale. As time passed the recipe developed into adding bourbon to the mix.
The Horses Neck
• 2 oz Bourbon
• Squeeze Lemon Wedge
• 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
• Top Off With 4 oz Ginger Ale
Build in a glass with ice and stir. Garnish with a long spiral of lemon peel.